Think & Grow Rich Lessons
James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Posted: 2018-05-29

Ctrl/C                                                                                   The Subconscious Mind


The dictionary definition of ‘subconscious mind’ is “of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one’s actions and feelings.” You cannot reach your full potential in life unless you can control your subconscious mind. Hill describes it as follows, “The subconscious mind consists of a field of consciousness in which every impulse of thought that reaches the conscious mind through any of the five senses is classified and recorded, and from which thoughts may be recalled or withdrawn as letters may be taken from a filing cabinet.” It therefore has an active and a passive side to it.


On the passive side, all thoughts and sensations are absorbed like blotting paper absorbs ink. However, on the active side, it transmits messages to Infinite Intelligence and to the universe, which can be either positive or negative, and determine what you encounter and receive in return in the course of your lifetime; negative emotions will bring negative, pessimistic responses and positive ones will yield happy positive results.


If you want to receive positive results, you must eradicate every negative from your conscious mind. There are no half measures: negative thoughts will override positive ones. Hill says, “Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. One or the other must dominate.”


The subconscious acts first on dominant thoughts mixed with feeling or emotion because emotion is the language it understands. It is therefore vital to make sure that your dominant thoughts are of desire, faith, love, sex, enthusiasm, romance and hope so that they can elicit positive inspirations from the universe and Infinite Intelligence. These inspirations will enable your imagination to create successful plans. You cannot succeed unless you can control your subconscious mind, and mastery of the 13 principles will enable you to do so. It all begins with a desire arising from a life’s purpose and the use of autosuggestion or self-talk to imprint it on the subconscious. Control of the subconscious so as to bring about money-consciousness, followed by action towards that goal, is the whole purpose of this book.


When negative thoughts enter the garden of your conscious mind, you must be prepared to get rid of them, by using your positive self-talk or, the ‘Stop it’ technique. If you have a disagreement with someone, put yourself in that person’s position and try to understand the situation from their perspective and refuse to let any of the negative emotions take up residence in your mind. If a reconciliation is not possible, remember that this is life, and, maybe, the other person needs time for healing. The important thing is to keep your mind free of resentment.


                                                                                                                                 Regards and best wishes to all.


                                                                                                                                      James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.